Albany, N.Y. - A proposal to require all STAR tax break recipients in New York to re-apply would take effect next year, not this year, if the provision in the state budget passes.
The re-application requirement would apply to basic STAR program renewals. Homeowners with the enhanced STAR program already have to re-apply every year.
The state will notify homeowners who need to re-apply for the STAR program by mail, according to the state Department of Taxation.
Right now, people with the basic STAR program have their tax breaks automatically renewed annually. The proposed change would cut down on cases of fraud, as in when people receive the tax breaks on two homes that they own.